Tahini, a nutty and creamy paste that is easy to make in a blender. Just make what you need. Buy sesame seeds in bulk and never worry about spoilage. Make creamy sauces, hummus or drizzle on veggies.
- 2 cups of toasted sesame seeds, see note below
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup of olive oil, may use safflower, sunflower or grape seed oil
- Place seeds and salt in a blender or food processor.
- Blend or process on high, taking breaks to scrape down the sides with a spatula.
- Slowly add oil to encourage the seeds to blend, this takes a few minutes. When you have a smooth paste with the consistency you like, store in an air tight container in the fridge. Add more oil as needed.
- If you buy hulled, raw seeds simply toast in a large skillet over medium low heat until they are golden brown and smell nutty. Be careful not to burn it.
- Tahini lasts 6-12 months typically in the fridge. The oil will smell rancid when it goes bad. If in doubt, throw it out.
- Serving Size: 3 tbs
- Calories: 88
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 118 mg
- Fat: 8 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 3 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg